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pikevillecares said...

Thank you, Mr. Cook, for your welcomed support of Taft.Your kind and thoughtful comments are a contrast to the disappointing hand we have been dealt by our Governor and his cabinet.I grew up thinking if a man or woman tells you something, it is supposed to be the truth. This logic should also be true for good business, and true for our Tennessee government. Then, I woke up! Was I dreaming? I would like to ask Mr. Haslam,"Have you really weighed all the facts, considered the numbers, and STILL say closing Taft is the best thing for our students in DYD, our surrounding counties ,our employees,and our state?" "Note the overfilled YDC's already becoming a problem. Closing Taft, if there IS a best case scenerio, would be like putting your "savings"from one hand, then placing it in the other. Accommodations will have to be made for the departing Taft students- additional security, counselors, and teachers, new structures, and reiuforcemnts such as steel doors and fencing WHEREVER they get sent. And the students will just keep on being put in a system already starting to burst at the seams. That does not sound like streamlining the government expenditures to me.It sounds and looks more like a really bad mess that will cost everyone MORE. However, you will have successfully ruined, and unnecessarily stressed, many lives- counting students, employees, and everyone's families that depend on Taft for treatment, education, and employment. Please don't trust the twisted numbers given to you, whatever their agenda may be, Mr. Haslam." " When you check the facts, the numbers are all disputable. I believe the people of Tennessee deserve the careful, smart consideration of data concerning its YDC's. We all need to be more aware of the consequences of our actions. That is just being responsible and smart. Taft has served Tennessee in the education and reabilitation of the toughest youth in the state. Our state could continue to serve Tennessee with the benefit of smart governing, the weighing of the consequences with the cost." Taft has done its part, and has done it well for almost a century. Taft continues to do it in spite of the constant turmoil thrown at them. Please do not just wipe Taft off the bargaining table, just because it is the easiest thing to do. Most of the time the smartest and best thing to do is HARD." Thank you ,Mr. Cook, for making Taft feel like respected humans, by showing the real human side of what is happening to them.

March 3, 2012 at 10:55 a.m.
pikevillecares said...

Thank you, Mr. Cook, for your welcomed support of Taft. Your kind comments are a contrast to the disappointing hand we have been dealt by our Governor and his friends. I grew up thinking if a man or woman tells you something, it is supposed to be the truth. This should also be true for business, and for our Tennessee government. Then, I woke up. I would like to ask Mr. Haslam, "Have you really weighed all the facts, considered the numbers, and still say closing Taft is the best thing for our students, our surrounding counties, our employees, and our state?" Note the overfilled YDC's already becoming a problem. Closing Taft, in the best case scenerio, would be putting your savings from one hand, and placing it in the other. Accomodations will have to be made for these students-new staff, new structures, and reinforcements such as fences WHEREVER they get sent. That does not sound like streamlining the government to me. It sounds and looks more like a really bad mess that will cost everyone more-you can bet your Pilots on that!. However, you will have successfully ruined many lives- counting students, employees and their family members. I am still waiting on you, Governor Haslem, to REALLY check the facts, not trust those that have given you information twisted to fit another agenda. Nothing that has been put before you by Ms. O'Day is accurate when you really check the facts and numbers. Sometimes considering important circumstances is just being smart. We all need to think more about our actions. Taft has served the state for nearly a century, and has not failed to do the important work of rehabilitating the toughest youths of Tennessee. Important, too, Taft has, and continues to do it well. Our state would reap the rewards of that smart governing, not just wiping Taft out because it is easy. " Thank you, Mr. Cook, for making Taft feel like respected humans by putting a human side on what is happening to them.

March 2, 2012 at 11:18 p.m.
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